Birthplace of

Thomas A. Edison

​​​    ​     Building Department

     The Village of Milan Building Department is certified by the Ohio Department of Commerce Board of Building Standards to enforce the Ohio Basic Building Code within our jurisdictional boundaries. All commercial / industrial, as well as residential projects, fall under the authority of the Building Department.

     The Ohio Building Code (OBC) and the National Electric Code(NEC) are used for all commercial/industrial work. The Ohio Residential Code for One, Two, and Three Family Dwelling Code, the National Electric Code (NEC), and the Ohio Plumbing Code (OPC) are used for residential construction in the City. All personnel employed by the Building Department are certified by the State of Ohio and/or other national code organizations.

     The Erie County Health Department handles all plumbing permits and inspections throughout Erie County. 
Click here  for more information.  The Village contracts all other building permits and inspection activity with the Huron Township Building  Department located at the Huron Township Offices, 1820 Bogart Rd. Huron, OH 44839.

The Building Department may be contacted at 419-433-2755. Office hours are 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. Monday through Friday.

Zoning Information

     The Village of Milan first established a zoning ordinance in 1966 and has updated the ordinance during the ensuing years. Larry Fridrich has responsibility for zoning oversight. Please contact Larry Fridrich at 419-499-4161 ext. 6, or by email  Newly established zoning hours are Tuesdays  and Thursdays between the hours of 2:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.  Appointments are appreciated but not necessary. Zoning ordinance is also available on the searchable database of the Village’s codified ordinances
Click here for the Zoning Map, Click here  for the Village of Milan codified ordinances and Click here for Zoning Application.


       Beginning April 1, 2013 the Village of Milan's Building Department (Huron Township) started the Roof Replacement Schedule. Huron Township started this Roof Replacement Schedule for two reasons. First, the Ohio Basic Building Standard recommends that they do inspections on new and/or repaired or replaced roofs. Second, they have had numerous complaints from owners that felt their roofs were not done properly. You can obtain your permit by calling Huron Township Building Department at 419-433-2755 or email Tammy Boos at